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When you're looking at the Week 13 rankings for Fantasy Football, you've gotta keep in mind that we're dealing with six teams on bye this week. Sure, you might not miss Tommy DeVito and Aidan O'Connell, but the rest of the guys are pretty important to most Fantasy teams. 

There's no Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen, two weekly top-five guys in my rankings, nor are Justin Fields and Joshua Dobbs available, both of whom have been top-12 QBs for me of late. We're feeling the squeeze, and it's going to lead to some unexpected names fairly high up in the rankings. 

And it might lead you to need some help on the waiver wire. For example, I prioritized Allen in a lot of my leagues, and while it was smooth sailing for three months where I didn't have to worry about the byes, the bill always comes due. And, because so many other quarterbacks have struggled with injuries or inconsistent performance, chances are, a lot of teams in your league are rolling with multiple quarterbacks, leaving little but middling-to-bad options on the wire – as of Monday afternoon, 15 quarterbacks are rostered in at least 90% of CBS Fantasy leagues, and five more are rostered in at least 75%.

That includes Matthew Stafford and Jordan Love, both of whom should be top priorities if you play in the roughly one-fifth of CBS Fantasy leagues where they are available. I've got both as top-15 options for Week 13, albeit against pretty tough matchups. If they aren't available (and chances are, they aren't), you should be looking for one of these names: Gardner Minshew (40% rostered) or Kenny Pickett (31%). I don't necessarily love either option, but Minshew's got a decent matchup against the Titans, while Pickett looked much more comfortable in the first game of the post-Matt Canada era and gets a terrific matchup against the Cardinals, who are allowing the sixth-most points to opposing quarterbacks this season. 

I'm not quite ready to trust Pickett, but if Pat Freiermuth can really be a reliable third option, he kind of has a decent schedule coming up to take advantage of. I'd have to be pretty desperate to trust and view him as a long-term answer, but at least for Week 13, he could be pretty useful. 

It would be a mistake to say there are no injuries at the QB position in Week 13, because, well, we've been dealing with injuries all season long and have many starters missing due to long-term injuries. But as far as just this week, things are good, with Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) the only starter ruled out on the injury report. Joe Flacco will start for the Browns this week, and while expectations are rightly pretty low, I do think there's a chance he's the best non-Deshaun Watson option this team can put out there. Things are kind of grim there. 

Here are my full QB rankings for Week 13:

Week 13 QB Rankings

  1. Jalen Hurts vs. SF
  2. Patrick Mahomes @GB
  3. Justin Herbert @NE
  4. Tua Tagovailoa @WAS
  5. C.J. Stroud vs. DEN
  6. Sam Howell vs. MIA
  7. Kyler Murray @PIT
  8. Trevor Lawrence vs. CIN
  9. Jared Goff @NO
  10. Brock Purdy @PHI
  11. Jordan Love vs. KC
  12. Russell Wilson @HOU
  13. Baker Mayfield vs. CAR
  14. Matthew Stafford vs. CLE
  15. Gardner Minshew @TEN
  16. Derek Carr vs. DET
  17. Desmond Ridder @NYJ
  18. Kenny Pickett vs. ARI
  19. Bryce Young @TB
  20. Will Levis vs. IND
  21. Tim Boyle vs. ATL
  22. Jake Browning @JAX
  23. Joe Flacco @LAR
  24. Bailey Zappe vs. LAC